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Letters: Animal testing can be critical to saving lives and ending suffering

Ryan Moore’s guest column, “Stop animal testing. Do your part with a single scan,” on has misleading statements that could convince readers to reject critical research that would save lives and end suffering.

For example, he conflates cosmetic testing with cutting-edge disease research as if they are one and the same. Developing a new kind of toothpaste is not the same as unearthing new cancer therapies. Furthermore, animals currently play a critical and irreplaceable role in helping us understand, treat and hopefully defeat this large family of diseases and countless others.

We are surrounded by the evidence that research in animals generates critical health treatments for humans and animals alike. The tangible proof includes vaccines, new surgical advancements and countless medications. These are all developed through animal studies that reduce suffering and extend lives. Read more.

Published July 26th, 2018 by Orlando Sentinel


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